Spain hopes for resumption of political and military talks in Libya

Spain hopes for resumption of political and military talks in Libya

July 16, 2020 - 11:07
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha Gonzalez, on Wednesday expressed hope for the resumption of political talks in Libya and the 5 + 5 path according to the Berlin outputs.

This came during a phone call on Tuesday with her Libyan counterpart, Mohamed Siyala, where she reiterated her country's support for the Government of National Accord (GNA) and reviewed with him the situation in Libya, according to a statement by the Libyan Foreign Ministry.

For his part, Siyala expressed his hope that the GNA forces will liberate the city of Sirte without bloodshed. He also provided the Spanish official with an overview of the situation in and around Tripoli after throwing out Haftar's militias, confirming that life is gradually returning to normal in these liberated areas.

Both ministers expressed willingness to activate bilateral cooperation between the two countries at all levels, notably, on the political and economic aspects, in addition to full coordination to confront the spread of the Coronavirus, including by drawing on the experience of Spain to limit its spread in Libya.

They also touched upon the landmines planted by Haftar's militias and mercenaries in residential areas of Tripoli and discussed the possibility of providing technical assistance in mine clearance and war remnants.

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